March 24, 2019
(3rd Sunday of Lent, Yr C)
Jesus told the people a parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’ He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.'” Lk_13:1-9
One last chance! Sometimes, beloved, we only have one last chance to get right with God. Maybe tomorrow will be the tornado or the flood, or accident or illness that will call us to that final judgment. Was He fruitful or not? Was she compassionate to all, non-judgmentally? Were they neighbors or aliens to one another? What will our last day say of us? Be reconciled with God and neighbor, beloved, now and always, for He will only give us so many last chances!
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